The PJ Tatler

The Obama Administration Debuts Its Latest Euphemism

President Obama likes to use euphemisms to obscure his unpopular and  destructive  agenda.

The latest politically correct language to emanate from his administration is the term “justice-involved youth” in place of “juvenile delinquents.” The non-judgemental phrase was debuted by Attorney General Loretta Lynch earlier this week in a news release about a DOJ initiative to give people with criminal convictions “a second chance.”

Via CNS News:

“The Department of Justice is committed to giving justice-involved youth the tools they need to become productive members of society,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a news release on Monday.

Lynch said the Justice Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are launching a $1.7-million initiative to help Public Housing Authorities and legal assistance groups “reduce barriers for justice-involved youth.”

“Justice-involved youth” is just the latest in a long line of PC terms used by members of the Obama administration to avoid inconvenient truths.

Just last week, we saw the term “boots on the ground” transmogrify into “direct action on the ground” to mask the embarrassing fact that Obama promised there would be no American boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria about 4,200 times. (Fifteen times on tape.)

Euphemisms have been trotted out as part of the Obama administration’s approach to the war on terror so many times since 2009 that the Washington Free Beacon called it Obama’s “All Euphemism Foreign Policy.”

  • “Outliers” is their kinder, gentler term for “rogue states”
  • “Al-Qaeda core” are the al-Qaeda terrorists who survived the Bush presidency, then regrouped and multiplied under the Obama presidency. They are not in any way, shape or form “decimated.”
  • “Overseas contingency operations” is the Obama administration’s Orwellian term for “the global war on terror.”
  • “Man-caused disaster” is the Obama-speak for “terrorist attack.”
  • “Workplace violence” is how the Obama administration describes Islamic terrorist attacks that take place at work.
  • Violent extremism is how the Obama administration prefers to describe Islamic terrorism or jihadism because it gives them an opportunity to lump in the KKK, IRA, and Nazi skinhead groups who all together commit about 1% (or less) of the terrorism we see throughout the world.
  • “Kinetic military action” is how the Obama administration says “war” without upsetting anti-war groups.
  • “Leading from behind” is Obama’s euphemism for his “CYA” approach to foreign policy. It translates roughly to, “we’ll wait until it’s too late to be effective, and when pressured, take some modest steps, but don’t blame us when the excrement hits the fan.” (Because it will.)
  • “Strategic patience” is related to Obama’s “leading from behind” philosophy. The administration uses it in place of “dithering,” or “kicking the can down the road for the next president to have to deal with.”

The term “dynamic global security posture” was used last February by National Security Adviser Susan Rice to describe — well — no one really knows. It’s pretty much gibberish.